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Free battery of health screening tests at N. Main Walgreen’s Monday

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POSTED May 8, 2012 8:53 p.m.

 

 

Walgreens is bringing the Walgreens Way to Well Health Tour with AARP, a program dedicated to providing free prevention and early detection health services, to Manteca on Monday, May 14, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The free screening take at the Walgreens Drug Store at 1071 N. Main St. For more information call (209) 825-5481.

The health tour’s bundle of free health tests and risk assessments is designed to provide participants with personal health insights that may indicate symptoms and potential risks for cancer, heart disease and diabetes. Tests include total cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure, body mass index, body composition, skeletal muscle, resting metabolism, visceral fat, real body age and body weight. Collectively the health tests, valued at over $100, are administered to adults age 18 years and older by certified wellness staff and can be completed in approximately 20 minutes.

Afterward, participants will consult with a Walgreens pharmacist or certified wellness staffer about his or her results. This is a free service – insurance will not be billed.

The Walgreens Way to Well Health Tour with AARP is another charitable component of the Walgreens Way to Well Commitment, a four-year, $100 million initiative to improve the everyday health of Americans nationwide. The initiative also is dedicated to providing accessible, affordable resources for prevention and early detection of chronic diseases – heart disease, cancer and diabetes. Heart disease and cancer are the two leading causes of death in the U.S., while diabetes is the nation’s fastest-growing disease over the past decade, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The Way to Well Health Tour is partially funded by consumers who support the Walgreens wellness services mission by purchasing Walgreens brand health and wellness products. Through Jan. 31, 2013, 1 cent from the purchase of every Walgreens brand health and wellness product, up to $3 million annually, will support bringing preventive wellness services to local communities through the Walgreens Way to Well Fund.

 

 

 

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